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Operator Licensing National Examination Schedule

	 
UNITED STATES
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555

September 12, 1994


NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 94-12:  OPERATOR LICENSING NATIONAL EXAMINATION
                        		    SCHEDULE


Addressees

All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power
reactors.

Purpose

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this administrative
letter to request addressees, on a voluntary basis, to submit information
pertaining to their previous estimates of the number of candidates to be
tested for fiscal years (FYs) 1995 through 1998.  The estimates will assist
the NRC in planning its resources.  The submittal of this information is
strictly voluntary.  Therefore, no specific action or written response is
required.

Background

In Generic Letter (GL) 89-03, "Operator Licensing National Examination
Schedule," March 24, 1989, the NRC issued its first national examination
schedule and asked licensees to provide estimates of the number of candidates
requiring examination.  Subsequent generic and administrative letters have
updated this process.  To plan its resources for FYs 1995 through 1998, the
NRC is asking licensees to update their estimates submitted in response to
Administrative Letter (AL) 93-03, "Operator Licensing National
Examination Schedule," September 7, 1993.

Discussion

The NRC regional offices normally schedule examinations consistent with the
attached examination schedule (Attachment 1).  However, if the workload within
a region or across the nation is excessive during a particular month, the NRC
may need to adjust some examination dates to balance its resources.  The NRC
regional offices will coordinate shifts in examination dates with the training
managers of affected licensees if the schedule needs to be changed.








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On March 11, 1994, the NRC amended Part 55 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal
Regulations, "Operators' Licenses," and deleted the requirement that each
licensed operator pass a comprehensive requalification examination conducted
by the NRC as a prerequisite for license renewal.  As a result, the NRC no
longer needs information on the national examination schedule for licensee-
administered requalification examinations.

Beginning in FY 1995, the generic fundamentals examination (GFE) will be given
only two times a year:  on the first Wednesday following the first Sunday in
the months of October and April.  All other aspects of and procedures for
administering the GFE will remain the same.

Requested Information

Using the proposed format on NRC Form 536, "Operator Licensing Examination
Data," included as Attachment 2, please update (A) the estimated number of
candidates to be examined during each of the two annual scheduled site visits
and (B) the estimated number of candidates that will participate in the GFE
scheduled for FY 1995.

Voluntary Response Requested

Within 30 days of receiving this administrative letter, all addressees are
requested to voluntarily submit a response to the previously requested
information.

Address the voluntary response to this request for administrative information
to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ATTN:  Document Control Desk,
Washington, D.C. 20555, with a copy to the applicable regional office.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement

The voluntary information collections contained in this request are covered by
the Office of Management and Budget clearance number 3150-0131, which expires
August 31, 1997.  The public reporting burden for this voluntary collection of
information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time
for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of
information.  Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect
of this voluntary collection of information, including suggestions for
reducing this burden, to the Information and Records Management Branch
(T-6 F33), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, and to
the Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, NEOB-10202,
(3150-0131), Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. 20503.
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This administrative letter requires no specific action or written response.
If you have any questions about this letter, please contact the contact listed
below or the appropriate Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) project
manager.

/s/'d by BKGrimes


                        Brian K. Grimes, Director
                        Division of Operating Reactor Support
                        Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Contact:  Stuart A. Richards, NRR
        (301) 504-1031

Attachments:
1.    National Examination Schedule
2.    NRC Form 536, "Operator Licensing
      Examination Data"
3.    List of Recently Issued NRC
      Administrative Letters
                                        Attachment 1
                                        AL 94-12
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NATIONAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

______________________________________________________________________________

FACILITY            OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP
NAME
______________________________________________________________________________

ARKANSAS 1                     X                            X
ARKANSAS 2             X                            X
BEAVER VALLEY 1                        X                         X
BEAVER VALLEY 2                        X                         X
BIG ROCK POINT          X                   X
BRAIDWOOD 1/2       X                       X
BROWNS FERRY 1/2/3         X                     X
BRUNSWICK 1/2       X                       X
BYRON 1/2                 X                     X
CALLAWAY                         X                     X
CALVERT CLIFFS 1/2   X                       X
CATAWBA 1/2              X                      X
CLINTON                    X                 X
COMANCHE PEAK 1/2          X                         X
COOPER              X                      X
CRYSTAL RIVER 3          X                      X
DAVIS-BESSE          X                      X
DC COOK 1/2                X                 X
DIABLO CANYON 1/2          X                      X
DRESDEN 2/3                     X                X
DUANE ARNOLD             X                     X
FARLEY 1/2       X                       X
FERMI 2                 X                  X
FITZPATRICK       X                       X
FORT CALHOUN       X                               X
GINNA                             X                        X
GRAND GULF                X                    X
HADDAM NECK             X                  X
HATCH 1/2                         X                     X
HB ROBINSON                X                    X
HOPE CREEK             X                     X
INDIAN POINT 2                     X                X
INDIAN POINT 3                X                    X
KEWAUNEE                         X                     X
LASALLE 1/2       X                       X
LIMERICK 1/2                X                    X
MAINE YANKEE          X                      X
MCGUIRE 1/2             X                     X
MILLSTONE 1                        X                        X
MILLSTONE 2             X                     X
MILLSTONE 3          X                   X
MONTICELLO                        X                        X
NINE MILE POINT 1             X                     X
Attachment 1                                         AL 94-12

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NATIONAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

______________________________________________________________________________

FACILITY            OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP
NAME
______________________________________________________________________________


NINE MILE POINT 2          X                      X
NORTH ANNA 1/2                     X                     X
OCONEE 1/2/3                X                    X
OYSTER CREEK       X                       X
PALISADES                            X                        X
PALO VERDE 1/2/3                        X                        X
PEACH BOTTOM 2/3                     X                     X
PERRY                             X                     X
PILGRIM              X                      X
POINT BEACH 1/2                        X                        X
PRAIRIE ISLAND 1/2      X                      X
QUAD CITIES 1/2                        X                        X
RIVER BEND                X                    X
SALEM 1/2                 X                     X
SAN ONOFRE 2/3       X                       X
SEABROOK 1/2       X                       X
SEQUOYAH 1/2          X                      X
SHEARON HARRIS                X                    X
SOUTH TEXAS 1/2                        X                        X
ST. LUCIE 1/2       X                       X
SURRY 1/2                            X                        X
SUSQUEHANNA 1/2                X                    X
THREE MILE ISLAND 1            X                    X
TURKEY POINT 3/4                     X                     X
VC SUMMER              X                      X
VERMONT YANKEE                     X                     X
VOGTLE 1/2             X                     X
WATERFORD 3                     X                        X
WATTS BAR 1/2                X                         X
WNP 2                  X                X
WOLF CREEK       X                       X
ZION 1/2                    X                    X




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